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“South Park Soliloquy” Still Resonates 13 Years Later

28 Mar

South Parkers are happy to see that “South Park Soliloquy,” a 30-minute video produced by The Next Wave in 1997 has returned to YouTube. It was groundbreaking at the time, with its honest story of a neighborhood working to renew itself, the people who persevered and made lifelong friends. Not to mention the wonderful soundtrack by […]

Two South Parkers Enroll in Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Help Map South Park Assets

18 Mar
Ditzel House

Mapping the South Park neighborhood assets is sort of like counting your blessings. That’s what Matthew Nugent and Genevieve Richards, enrolled in the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, discovered when they attended a workshop at The City of Dayton’s Southeast Priority Board, a neighborhood advocacy agency, along with other Dayton community leaders.  The exercise led by urban planner John Gower […]

Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 5, 2009

05 Dec

he 2009 South Park Holiday Home Tour was a great success! Hundreds of visitors joined South Park neighbors and friends for a festive tour of historic South Park on December 5. Eleven homes, including grand Queen Annes, quaint cottages, and majestic Victorians decked out in their holiday finest were open to the public. Carolers in […]

WSU Alums DiFlora, Gasper Work to Reclaim and Renew South Park

15 Jan

Read the six-page feature article in Community, the magazine of Wright State University, and be inspired by two WSU alumni, Michael Di Flora and Theresa Gasper.   Between the two of them Michael and Theresa have bought and restored over 30 South Park homes. Michael has reclaimed well-built older structures from predatory lending and absent landlords to make them once again livable […]

Winners of Custom Frame’s South park Photo Contest

26 Apr

And to think that we were worried about not having enough entries! On the contrary, we had so many terrific entries that choosing just three as the winners was incredibly difficult. After extensive deliberations, the judges chose Kathy Bossong’s, Summer on Bonner, as the overall winner, with Jennifer Cunningham’s,14 Johnson Street, taking second place and […]